Comparison of Two Rehabilitation Programs in Patients With Mild to Moderate Parkinson's Disease. (ASYMOT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02797496|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2016
Parkinson's disease is a major source of handicap, for which physical treatments are often underutilized with respect to chemical or surgical treatments. Yet, dopaminergic treatments alone prove unable to stop or control the gradual worsening of motor disability after a few years.
The training program that this study sets out to evaluate aims to restore balance between agonist extensors and antagonist flexors in Parkinson's disease.
There is indeed in Parkinson's disease an imbalance between weak flexors and weaker extensors, with excessive predominance of the flexors. The hypothesis of the study is that a motor strengthening program targeting extensor muscles specifically will improve body posture and restore motor function better than a conventional physical therapy program, in mild to moderate Parkinson's disease.
This is a parallel-group, single blind, randomized trial (investigators will be kept unaware of the physical treatment followed by study subjects).
The duration of patient participation is 5 months: 2-month intervention and 3-month follow-up following the intervention.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Parkinson's Disease||Other: Asymmetric Motor Strengthening Other: Conventional therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||39 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Two Rehabilitation Programs in Patients With Mild to Moderate Parkinson's Disease. A Randomized, Controlled Study.|
|Study Start Date :||December 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 2014|
|Experimental: Asymmetric Motor Strengthening||
Other: Asymmetric Motor Strengthening
In the Asymmetric Motor Strengthening program, the principle is to concomitantly reinforce the "body openers" and stretch the "body closers". One alternates two types of practice during a session. Active exercises consist of fatiguing series of rapid alternating movements against light weights working on movements of extension/abduction/external rotation/supination. Stretch postures consists of short 1-2 minutes bouts of flexor/internal rotator/adductor/pronator stretch. The duration of rehabilitation program is 8 weeks.
|Active Comparator: Conventional Therapy||
Other: Conventional therapy
Conventional therapy will include general stretch, strengthening and balance exercises, respiratory exercises and relaxation methods.
- Change in UPDRS (Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale) III score in the " OFF " medication state, between baseline (D1) and Day 60 [ Time Frame: Baseline (D1) and Day 60 ]
- UPDRS III score in " ON " medication state [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1), Day 60 and Day 150 ]
- UPDRS III score in " OFF " medication state [ Time Frame: Day 150 ]
- Speed and step length over 20 meters (with 2 turn around, 2 Stand up-Sit down and 2 Sit down-Stand up) at maximal speed in " OFF " medication state [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 60 and Day 150 ]
- Motor power of neck, elbow and knee extensors, measured using a portable dynamometer at Day 1, Day 60 and Day 150 [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 60 and Day 150 ]
- Kinematic measurements of trunk inclination [ Time Frame: Day 1 and Day 60 ]
- Balance measurement on posturography [ Time Frame: Day 1 and Day 60 ]
- Quantitative testing of large vs small rapid alternating movement in the upper limbs (Hand Tapper) [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 60 and Day 150 ]
- Mount Sinai Parkinson Impairment Rating Scale [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 60 and Day 150 ]
- Global Mobility Task (GMT) [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 60 and Day 150 ]
- Geriatric Depression Scale - 15 items [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 60 and Day 150 ]
- Quality of life measured by PDQ-39 [ Time Frame: Day 1, Day 60 and Day 150 ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02797496
|Henri Mondor Hospital|
|Créteil, France, 94010|
|Principal Investigator:||Jean-Michel GRACIES, Md, PhD||Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris|